Jessica and Gaetano’s Big Day

Shooting weddings in the rain is a real challenge. I recently had the pleasure of shooting Jessica and Gaetano’s wedding. The ceremony was held at a beautiful church in Tuckahoe and the reception at the Surf Club in New Rochelle.

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With tons of food and dancing, it was an unforgettable night for the Mr. and Mrs; Chris from Double Image really made the whole party come together.

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But one thing that no bride or groom has any control over on their day is the weather.

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There were so many beautiful architectural elements outside of the venue the couple wanted in their photos, but this wasn’t an option. Despite the downpour, I found all of these cool architectural elements inside and still ended up with great photos for the day. I was really happy to be a part of it. jessica.guy.1

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How to be a Skinny Guy in a Chubby Business

What’s everyone’s favorite part of an event? Is it the beautiful location? Is it the awesome people you get to spend time with? nah…its the food! One of the best parts of my job is the endless food. From sizzling steaks to tons of amazing sugar, its a day you and your stomach relish! (no pun intended)

With the endless events I go to and all the food offered at them, I’m sure you’re wondering how I stay so good looking (haha) and in shape… From running 4 miles every morning at 6am and eating healthy I’ve lost 12 pounds since August, but eating healthy at these all day events is practically impossible when you’re kind of a pig like me! Walking around an event and seeing this everywhere you go is kind of like a cruel joke. I’m sure that all of us have fallen into the traps of food temptation, and if not I’m here to tempt you some more. Here’s a couple of my shots to get you going…

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Wonderful Wedding Details: Cakes

I was recently going through some of the weddings I have photographed and realized that the brides and grooms have some really different tastes in cakes, decorations, flowers, etc.   I thought it would make a really interesting gallery for all you future brides and grooms out there.  Maybe this will even help you decide on a cake or theme for your wedding.  Every couple weeks, I will post another category, like flowers and dresses.  This first post will be about all the delicious wedding cakes I have photographed (and eaten).

I had 3 pieces of this cake and miss it very much.

Emma’s Prom

My daughter Emma is growing up so fast and is now a young woman.  She had her prom a few weeks ago and it was quite the photo-op.  It was really beautiful to see all the kids dressed up and looking so dashing.  Since there was no official photographer I decided to photograph all these pictures with my fancy point and shoot (Canon gx 1), because I didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to myself with my big DSLR.  Despite using a point and shoot, the pictures came out great.  I was able to shoot RAW, which means the photos retain all their information to make it easier to edit.  It was amazing some of the camera hardware that the parents had.  There were so many parents taking pictures of their kids posing and hamming it up.  It was so funny and such a delight to see.

Michael’s Bar Mitzvah

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I had a great time at Michael’s Bar Mitzvah.  The family was very friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful.  Those are one of the many reasons I love photographing these celebrations.

Maya’s Bat Mitzvah

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The Frey family was so warm and nice.  They made me feel like I was Uncle Steve, so much so that I was able to lie on the ground and get this crazy shot.  The baby even showed me his … Continue reading

Samantha’s Sweet Sixteen

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Samantha’s dresses were so beautiful, she really stood out.  Her and her mom really stepped it up for her Sweet Sixteen.  What a great family!  Such a good time was had by all.  If you would like to see more, … Continue reading

How to find an event photographer

I wrote this article to help people find event photographers (what to consider, what to look out for, etc.) so they can get what they want with little stress.  It was published alongside my ad in Inside Chappaqua Magazine.  They also have it up on their website, so please click here to check it out.